Wednesday 22 November 2017

Man (44) arrested as Gardaí seize loaded gun during raid

The Smith & Wesson two-inch Magnum Revolver.
The Smith & Wesson two-inch Magnum Revolver.
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

A man is due in court today in connection with the seizure of a firearm and ammunition at an address in Dublin’s city centre.

Gardaí have released a picture of the Smith & Wesson two-inch Magnum Revolver taken by them during a raid in the Mountjoy Street area, on Tuesday this week.

The gun was loaded when it was discovered by the officers. The 44-year-old was arrested and detained at Store Street garda station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

The revolver was discovered as part of on-going investigations targeting serious criminal activity in the Dublin region.

The Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau undertook the operation, supported by the Special Crime Task Force.

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